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Viggo Mortensen at the 10th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party

Viggo Mortensen attends the tenth annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party presented by Max Mara and BMW at Nightingale Plaza on February 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos. Please, credit this site if you take the pics.

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‘Captain Fantastic’ Star Viggo Mortensen On The Way The Film Plays Post-Election: “I Think It’s A ‘Yes We Can’ Movie”

It’s been over a year now since Viggo Mortensen embarked on the press circuit for Captain Fantastic, seeing Matt Ross’s second feature, Captain Fantastic, draw raves and a standing ovation at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Certainly, the year that followed has been just as welcoming. Repeatedly, Captain Fantastic has announced itself as this year’s little indie that could, netting a Cannes Directing Prize for Ross, an Outstanding Cast nomination from SAG, and various accolades at festivals, domestic and international.

Mortensen, meanwhile, scored SAG, Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe nominations on the road to his second Oscar nod—this time, for the role of a mourning father raising his children in the Pacific Northwest. Speaking with Deadline following the Oscar Nominees Luncheon, Mortensen discusses Ross’s strengths as a director, bonding with his young co-stars, and the aspects of the film that have kept it relevant throughout the entirety of awards season.

You’ve had quite the journey with Captain Fantastic, beginning at Sundance last year. How has the experience been for you?

We got a great reaction at Sundance—a long, standing ovation and very passionate response—and that’s what we got everywhere we’ve been in the United States, and in many other countries. Even though it won quite a few prizes—particularly, audience awards in Seattle, Rome, Deauville, in South America as well—it came out in the first week of July. That’s ancient history, the way these things go.

If you’d asked me back in Sundance a year ago whether I or anyone else from Captain Fantastic would be attending the Oscar Nominees Luncheon, I would have said, “That’s a really long shot, and not likely.” Not that I wouldn’t have thought then that we deserved it. I was very happy to represent Captain Fantastic today, and I have to say, a lot of people came up to me and said that they loved the movie, or they just watched it a couple days ago. I wish they had watched it months ago, because maybe we would have an Original Screenplay nomination and who knows what else, but I think it’s just difficult for a lot of movies, for them to slip in there. Read More



Viggo Mortensen on ‘Captain Fantastic,’ Donald Trump and That ‘Lord of the Rings’ Reunion

The veteran actor, up for his second Oscar nomination, tells THR why his 2016 Sundance hit is more timely than ever in the current political environment.

Since The Lord of the Rings, Mortensen has shied away from blockbusters, instead opting for complex indies like A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, for which he received a lead actor Oscar nomination. Now he’s scored his second for Captain Fantastic, in which he plays a counterculture dad raising his six kids in the wilderness and resisting modern societal norms.

Ahead of the Academy Awards, The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Mortensen to talk about how different he is from his unconventional character, why the film is more relevant than ever in light of the Trump administration and the story behind that Lord of the Rings reunion photo.

How is this nomination different than your first?

It was a new experience then, but I suppose each time is exciting. I was just as happy this time, especially because it was such a team effort. I certainly didn’t expect that to happen with Captain Fantastic, an independent movie that was fortunate to have great word-of-mouth.

How did this role come to you?

I didn’t know [writer-director] Matt Ross, but I’d seen his work as an actor and also his first movie. As I was reading the script, with each page I liked it more. When I finished, I knew this was one of the best original screenplays I’d ever read. And the role was one of the best challenges I’d been offered, so I didn’t have any doubt about wanting to do it. I was a little worried about how Matt was going to pull it off because it is an ambitious undertaking for an independent movie, with a limited shooting time and having so many young kids in it. Read More



Viggo Mortensen at the EE British Academy Film Awards

Viggo Mortensen attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos. Please, credit this site if you take the pics.

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EE British Academy Film Awards – Official After Party
EE British Academy Film Awards



Viggo Mortensen at the Charles Finch & Chanel Pre BAFTA Party

Viggo Mortensen attends a pre BAFTA party hosted by Charles Finch and Chanel at Annabel’s on February 11, 2017 in London, England. A few photos have been added to the gallery.

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Charles Finch & Chanel Pre BAFTA Party
February 11st, 2017



Viggo Mortensen at the British Academy Film Awards Nominees Party

Viggo Mortensen attends the BAFTA nominees party at Kensington Palace on February 11, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos. Please, credit this site if you take the pics.

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British Academy Film Awards Nominees Party